“We are family, even when apart”: family separation and mental health in refugees

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In her debut blog Elizabeth Hall reviews a study focusing on the impact of family separation on mental health outcomes among settled refugees in Australia.

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Parental loss and grief in childhood linked to an increased risk of depression in adulthood #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In her debut blog, Lauren Breen summarises a paper relevant to her Active Ingredients project, which seeks to understand the impact that grief reduction interventions can have on reducing anxiety and depression in young people aged 14-24 years.

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Complex trauma and complex problems: evidence from a cohort study

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Oluwaseun Oluwaranti reviews a cohort study which finds that participants exposed to complex trauma had more severe mental health problems and poorer cognitive function at 18 years of age.

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Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?

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In her debut blog, Vanessa Bennett looks at a systematic review which examines barriers, facilitators and interventions for help-seeking in adolescents, and describes her Emerging Minds placement on characterising peer-support via the Childline online message-boards.

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Stigma and discrimination in people at risk of psychosis

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Dave Steele explores a systematic review which finds that people who are at risk of psychosis are likely to experience stigma and discrimination.

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What content is found in the mental health apps that people are actually using?

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In his debut blog, Stephen Schueller critiques a study of ‘user-adjusted’ analyses, which aims to describe the content of mental health apps that are actually reaching people.

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Parents and volunteers’ experiences of family support

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Jo Moriarty’s blog looks at parents and volunteers’ experiences of Home-Start, a family support programme, via the theoretical framework of liminality.

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Direct payments in residential care: ideas for implementation and some concerns about their value

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Martin Stevens considers the low uptake of direct payments in residential care: an evaluation of the Direct Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers.

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Parenting factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse

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Natasha Clarke considers a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at modifiable parenting factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse.

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Self-harm in young people: how can we support parents and families?

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Olivia Kirtley summarises an important new qualitative study that explores the impact of self-harm in young people on their parents and families.

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